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DRPA CEO John Hanson (L) with DRPA Board Chair Jim Cawley. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

PATCO Accelerates Plans To Upgrade Train Platform Information Signs

There are plans in the works to give PATCO riders better train information, through new variable message signs on the platforms.

04/16/2014

A current PATCO rail car. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

PATCO’s Website For Mobile Phones Has Been Upgraded

PATCO riders have a new way to follow their train schedules on the go.

04/13/2014

(Pa. lieutenant governor Jim Cawley is sworn in as chairman of the DRPA.  Photo by David Madden)

New Chairman, New CEO for Delaware River Port Authority

Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Jim Cawley was sworn inas chairman of the bi-state agency, replacing David Simon.

03/19/2014

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More Federal Subpoenas Issued To DRPA Employees

Word is, the US attorney in Philadelphia is taking a long look into past DRPA spending, particularly on economic development projects.

12/18/2013

(Drivers encounter this sign after one that says, "Welcome to the Ben Franklin Bridge."  Credit: DRPA)

New DRPA Bridge Signs Leave Some Drivers Smiling, Others Wondering

Officials say they’re signs of appreciation.

11/08/2013

(The DRPA operates the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, pictured, plus the Betsy Ross, Walt Whitman, and Commodore Barry bridges.  File photo)

DRPA Says It Won’t Use Temporary Revenues To Fund EZ Pass Commuter Discounts

“If you want to do a programmatic discount, you would need programmatic revenue,” says a DRPA spokesman, “and nobody has suggested where that programmatic revenue would come from.”

06/21/2013

Commodore Barry Bridge (credit: Oren Liebermann)

Storm Causes Transportation Issues Throughout Delaware Valley

The late season winter storm and the strong winds that are accompanying it are impacting travel on area bridges.

03/06/2013

(The Walt Whitman Bridge, operated by the Delaware River Port Authority.)

DRPA Says Despite Reports, Bridge Tolls Aren’t Going Down

The Delaware River Port Authority says suggestions that tolls might be lowered on some of its bridges just isn’t in the cards.

01/17/2013

Tombstones in the Delaware River near Frankford Creek that came from Monument Cemetery. (Credit: Tom Keels)

Old Headstones From 19th Century Cemetery Used To Prevent Erosion

They may conjure up ghastly images, 19th century graveyard headstones near the Betsy Ross Bridge, but a historian says they found their way to the river’s edge in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia.

12/22/2012

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DRPA Bridge And PATCO Users Offer Suggestions

A committee of people who use DRPA bridges and the PATCO high speed line handed the Delaware River Port Authority a list of suggestions this week on issues they’d like to see addressed.

12/16/2012

Ben Franklin Bridge File Photo

Plan In Place To Make Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway More User-Friendly

There’s been a lot of talk about a new ramp for pedestrians and bicyclists to access the Ben Franklin Bridge and now theDRPA is designing one.

10/21/2012

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DRPA Implements Policy Changes Designed To Reform The Agency

The board of the Delaware River Port Authority has begun to make permanent many of the policy changes adopted by the agency recently in the name of reform.

10/18/2012

(File photo: a 2011 DRPA board meeting.  Credit: David Madden)

DRPA Begins Codifying Long List of Agency Reforms

The board of the Delaware River Port Authority has begun to make permanent many of the policy changes adopted by the agency recently.

10/17/2012

DRPA inspector general Tom Raftery.  Credit: David Madden)

DRPA Board Wrangling Over Pay Raise For Its Inspector General

Tom Raftery has now been given the duties and responsibilities of a “senior” manager, but some commissioners are balking over moves to adjust his salary from $130,000 to $165,000.

09/19/2012

(The Walt Whitman Bridge, operated by the Delaware River Port Authority.)

Economy Seen Driving Drivers Away From DRPA Bridges

Traffic on the bridges operated by the Delaware River Port Authority is down significantly, while those operated by the Burlington County Bridge Commission have seen an overall increase.

07/27/2012

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